Vero M. Collazo
For HerFor Her was created with emotion, passion and artistic appropriation. With this appropriation I used a painting from one of my personal favorite artist, Leonid Afremov (Under the Red Umbrella). Leonid is a Russian-Israeli modern impressionist artist who works mainly with a palette knife and oils. He has such a unique technique that he has developed such a style that is unmistakable and cannot be muddled with other artists. His work is so vibrant and so local that one can’t refuse to observe it. With his painting I manipulated it into a short film of only about 1 minute and 30 seconds, but in that short time, my goal is to grasps the attention of my observers into a deeper meaning. In addition to also adding music, I used San Solomon (reprise) from minimalist instrumental ensemble Balmorhea. In a short time of 1 minute and 34 seconds I’ve displayed appropriation, the power of text, and the power of one human to another.